Origin: France
Genres: Doom Metal

Northwinds  


Northwinds is one of the very few true doom bands from France (if not the only one), having been formed way back in 1987 even though they didn't get around to recording an album until 1998. That album, Great God Pan, is a fine, Sabbath-inspired doom metal album with keyboards applying an occasional psychedelic edge to the proceedings. Black Sabbath's "A National Acrobat" is an interesting choice for a cover, and the bands use of flutes and "celtic instruments" (a bagpipe-like sound in one instance) lends a distinctive touch to the band. A good band worth checking out. They have also released a second album, apparently a concept album, entitled Masters Of Magic.

Current Members

Vincent Niclas

guitars/bass/vocals

Thomas Batside

guitars

Thomas Boivin

bass

Emmanuel Peyraud

keyboards

Sylvain Auvé

drums/vocals

Former Members/Guests

Sébastian Thurjez

guitars/bass/backing vocals

David Marcos

guitars

Marco

keyboards


Discography



Great God Pan 
1998 Black Widow
  1. Great God Pan
  2. The Pain
  3. A National Acrobat
  4. The Forest Of Koncoret (The Friends Of Hell)
  5. Mother And Son
  6. Northwinds
  • Vincent Niclas
  • Sébastian Thurjez
  • Marco
  • Sylvain Auvé




Masters Of Magic 
2001 Black Widow
  1. The Great Ancient
  2. Over The Mountain
  3. Lost Paradise
  4. Entre Chien et Loup
  5. Violet Rainbow
  6. Broceliande
  7. King Of A Green Mountain
  8. Dancing In Moonlight
  9. The Book Of Thoth
  • Vincent Niclas
  • David Marcos
  • Marco
  • Sylvain Auvé




Chimeres 
2006 Black Widow
  1. Master of Magic
  2. Dusty Pictures
  3. Le Cercle des Fées
  4. Life on the Run
  5. Never Never Land
  6. Winds of Sorrow
  7. Crystal Ball
  8. Le Soir du Diable
  9. Friends of Hell
  • Vincent Niclas
  • Thomas Batside
  • Thomas Boivin
  • Emmanuel Peyraud
  • Sylvain Auvé


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